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Thousands of leopard sharks gather off the coast of La Jolla

 

Image: Andy Nosel

Every year, starting in June, thousands of leopard sharks gather off the coast of La Jolla near the Marine Room restaurant. 

Why is this one spot so special? According to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 97 percent of the sharks are pregnant females.  

Resources:

KPBS, NPR: Increasing number of Leopard Sharks off La Jolla attracting snorkelers, scientists

NGSS & Grade

3-LS1-1, LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

MS-LS1-4, LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

Grade: 
3-5 ELM
6-8 MS
Discipline: 
Life Science